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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By Tia Ghose | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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Video Gamers Help Solve Disease

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2011

The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.

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Monkeys Track Radiation

By Edyta Zielinska | December 16, 2011

Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.

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Brightness of Buttercups

By Edyta Zielinska | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.

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$400M for Personalized Medicine

By Edyta Zielinska | December 8, 2011

The National Institutes of Health promises about $400 million to help get personalized genetics into the clinic.

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Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced

By Bob Grant | December 7, 2011

Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.

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Top 7 in Ecology

By Bob Grant | December 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000

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The DNA Data Problem

By Bob Grant | December 5, 2011

Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?

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Stem Cells: Old vs. New

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2011

A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.

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